INVESTIGATING THE USE OF COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES IN EFL SPEAKING CLASSROOM (A Case Study at Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto)

YULINDA F, HANA (2017) INVESTIGATING THE USE OF COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES IN EFL SPEAKING CLASSROOM (A Case Study at Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto). Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    ABSTRACT Hana Yulinda Fithriyani. S891408019. 2016. INVESTIGATING THE USE OF COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES IN EFL SPEAKING CLASSROOM (A Case Study at Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto). First consultant: Dr. Abdul Asib, M. Pd. Second consultant: Dr. Sumardi, M. Hum. THESIS. English Education Department, Graduate School of Teacher Training and Education faculty, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta. The objectives of the study are: 1.) to investigate the perception of the teachers related to the use of communication strategies (CSs); 2.) to find out types of CSs used by the teachers and the students; 3.) to investigate factors influencing CSs used by the teachers and the students; 4.) to identify teachers’ difficulties in using CSs during teaching speaking; 5.) to reveal teachers’ solutions to cope with the difficulties in applying CSs during teaching speaking. This study was carried out through case study design. It was conducted in English Education Department from September 2015-September 2016. The data were collected through interviewing two English teachers, observing teaching and learning process in the classroom, and collecting related documents. The collected data were in the form of field notes, transcripts, and documents. Then the data was analyzed by using Interactive Model analysis from Miles and Huberman. The findings of the study are proposed as answers to research questions. The findings show: 1.) teachers’ perceptions toward the use of CSs are as follows: teachers have similar understandings of CSs definition; students sometimes had speaking difficulties; teachers employed CSs as alternative solution; teachers selected several types of CSs which can be taught; the use of CSs in the classroom is very useful and necessary to be taught to the students. 2.) There are some types of CSs used by the participants such as message abandonment, circumlocution, approximation, use of all-purpose words, word-coinage, use of non-linguistic means, foreignizing, code switching, appeal for help, use of fillers, self-correction, repetition, and use of wrong terms. 3.) There are some factors affecting the use of CSs such as gender differences, personality, students’ first language, frequency in speaking practice, and motivation in speaking English. 4.) There are some difficulties such as less confidence, lack of vocabulary, and grammatical mistakes. 5.) There are number of solutions carried out by the teachers: encouraging students by showing motivational videos and giving the students chances to perform as many as possible; providing some simple strategies; giving direct guidance to the students. Moreover, awareness of the use of CSs should be raised so that CSs can be used to help the students in improving their speaking ability. Keywords: communication strategies, the use of communication strategies, teacher’s perception, EFL speaking class

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Pasca Sarjana > Magister > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris - S2
    Depositing User: Mujahidah Showafah
    Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 10:52
    Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017 10:52
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/32834

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